Have added the Build i’m making- Have got everything on there except the CPU, Motherboard and RAM and i have the other parts that are missing.
I just need to be able too Stream / do Youtube and Game, I don’t require a Monster Gaming pc Haha just something worth It that i wont need to upgrade in a few months time!
I’m definitely more of an Intel buff (so I may not be 100% on point) but that processor looks to be about the same as an i5 (the benchmarks I glanced through put it slightly below in most categories). This is a strong consideration when talking about stream quality if you’re going to be playing AAA games and streaming simultaneously from the same computer. It’s not impossible, but you’re going to have to sacrifice quality somewhere (either on stream or on the games’ graphics) in order to be successful, I suspect. Generally speaking, if you want to stream at a high bitrate/quality and game from the same rig, i5 is the minimum viable solution; an i7 (or AMD equivalent) is definitely preferred. For indie or not-hyper-realistic graphics, however, it might be just fine.
Another workaround is having enough GPU power to handle the steam encoding, but that takes a pretty haus graphics solution to do well, from what I’ve seen (and I personally prefer the quality of CPU-driven h.264 over any of the GPU options I’ve seen out there by far).
The i7-4790k is WAYYYY better than any AMD CPU. It costs a ton more too. Dollar for dollar, AMD CPUs perform about the same as Intel ones, the problem is that the top AMD CPU performs (and is priced) about the same as a mid-range Intel one, so if you want a top-of-the-line CPU, Intel is your only choice.
I would recommend getting an Intel i5 CPU; Not because it’s better than an AMD of the same price, but because if you end up saving more money and want an upgrade there’s room to upgrade to something like an i7 without also having to get a new Motherboard with a new socket.
Also, the reason I think you should get an i5 over an i7 is, based on your computer specs, it would serve you better to put that money towards a more powerful GPU. Video encoding is MUCH easier for a GPU than a CPU, so basically you will get better performance for the same amount of $$. (Very tired. Will explain better later if needed)
I can’t speak for certain about which is better for streaming, but I was testing encoding video with a GPU vs a CPU a while back. Same file, same bitrate. Encoded twice, once with CPU and once with GPU. I couldn’t tell the difference, and I’m pretty picky about quality. I’ll take a look tomorrow and see if there’s some reason that this wouldn’t apply to streaming.
Sorry most of this sounds like nonsense. I’m very tired. Hopefully I helped at least a little. Will post more tomorrow.
Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
and 2 x Gigabyte GeForce GTX 950 2GB OC Edition Video Card
and Water cooling
Thank you all so much for The help, now all thats left to do is buy all the bits and build it Ill be sure to Upload some pictures once its all built x
I had sent you a link to a build I set up for you on discord but you probably haven’t been on http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/KwJqxr
You spend $20 extra and you can get a hybrid hard drive and a 960 with 4Gb of ram. It’s different monitors though
Trust me you’ll want the extra vram
This is an altered version of what you had on discord btw.
Thank you Will deffinately have a look at that x problem is i already have the GPU as it was a present haha it says its compatible but Urgh i dont know now might just buy the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card then and sell the other one x
IMO what you’re lacking right now is GPU power. I’d recommend that you get an i5, less expensive motherboard, sell your current GPU, and an AMD R9 390 (has 8GB VRAM). You’ll be able to run games on much higher settings, and get much better framerates even when streaming/recording.
Very nice, good job that R9 is pretty sweet. Ooo you’re even getting the hybrid hdd and the power supply I recommended. Nice hybrid drive have come a long way from what they were and that semi modular (or full modular psu I forgot) is very nice for cable management purpose and will make it look clean